From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Kayavyuhajnana, KAyavyuhajJAna, Kaayavyuhajyaana

Kāyavyuhajñāna literally means ‘knowledge of the internal structure of the body’.

The Yogasutras of Patañjali (200 B. c.) describes various siddhis or vibhutis (supernatural powers) that a yogi attains by samādhi[1] on various objects. If he concentrates on the plexus at the navel while attaining samādhi, he gets a detailed and clear knowledge[2] of the internal structure of the body (kāyavyuha).[3] This will help him keep his body in a fit condition.


  1. Samādhi means perfect concentration, super conscious experience.
  2. Jñāna means clear knowledge.
  3. Yogasutras 3.29
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore